Oeuvre Magazine accepts various types of submissions for publication. Please take a few moments to read our guidelines before sending your work to us. We are currently accepting submissions for our Web site and for exclusive publication in our quarterly print issues.
Written Word Guidelines:
All submissions should be sent as Microsoft Word documents. They should be single-spaced, 14 point Times New Roman. Please include your name and email address in the top left corner of each page. Do not submit written word submissions in special formatting or centering. Documents not meeting these minimal requirements will not be considered for publication. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also open to thoughtful, well-written essays on certain political, cultural, and philosophical themes depending on the approach. Please no journalistic features, academic works, or opinion pieces. Please, no query letters, unless you are proposing an interview for publication in our Magazine. We prefer to publish interviews with innovative and provocative thinkers and artists. We like interviews that stretch us intellectually yet remain accessible. We’re always on the lookout for voices not traditionally heard in the mass media.
Short Fiction and Essays: These submissions are a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 5,000 words. Remember, you’re writing for an audience that is discriminating, so make your longer narratives compelling. We enjoy writing that takes risks. We also publish serial fiction.
Quick Fiction: These submissions are a maximum of 250 words, so make every one count! We are big fans of narratives that feature strong characters, human dynamics, and transformation.
Scripts and sketches. We welcome submissions of one-acts, and short plays and scripts of sketch comedy, for publication on our Web site. The works must be original to the author submitting them.
Video. Yeah? Absolutely. Sketch comedy, interviews, exhibitions of artistic works? We’ll take ‘em and consider them for publication on OEUVRE TV.
Poetry: We like powerful, evocative language that tells a story we keep thinking about after the poem ends. Please submit poems as individual files via email with your contact information at the top of each submission.
Photography: We’re interested in photographs of many kinds. We’re not looking for photojournalism, just unique perspectives on the world around us. Please send digital files in the following accepted formats: .jpg, .gif, .pdf, .tiff. Minimum resolution for your images should be 150 dpi. Please do not send thumbnails of your images as an initial inquiry.
Drawings and Cartoons: Yes, we love them. Witty, smart, goofy, irreverent, and everything in between. Please send digital files in the following accepted formats: .jpg, .gif, .pdf, .tiff. Minimum resolution for your images should be 150 dpi. Please do not send thumbnails of your images as an initial inquiry.
Have a book you’ve recently read from a local or regional artist you’d like to let people know about? Consider writing a review. Send a query to us, first.
All queries and submissions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a black and white headshot of yourself along with a 150 word bio for publication, in case your work is accepted for publication. Sorry, we do not accept submissions by regular US mail.
Advice: Don’t send anything that you haven’t read aloud to someone whose opinion you respect. Don’t send anything that isn’t the very best work you are capable of producing. Don’t send anything that doesn’t correspond with what we are looking for.
Simultaneous submissions will be considered, but only if you tell us in your initial email, and if you agree to let us know immediately if your material is accepted elsewhere. We will consider previously published work based on length of time of previous publication and the quality of the work for our readership, on an individual basis.
We do not compensate beyond publication at this time for short fiction or other works unless they are interviews or book reviews. To be considered for compensation, interviews, upon acceptance, must be at least 2,500 words. Book reviews, upon acceptance, must be at least 1,500 words. Rates will be discussed after your query and our reply. Please allow 48 hours for our reply after your queries. Thank you.
For Web publication, we accept submissions around the calendar without deadline.